Uncommon Type Some Stories Author:Tom Hanks A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another an... more »d then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!
Tom Hanks an author..who knew?! Normally I don't read short stories but made an exception for this book. The writing was very good. The length of each story prevented developing any one character in depth, but went far enough to relate to them. However, the most interesting quirk was the appearance of a typewriter in each story. Hanks collects typewriters and in each story one of them made an appearance, either briefly or for the whole length of the tale. Curiosity kept me reading to the end.., D.